It is with great sadness that we must report that Julie Latimer-Jones passed away on Monday 20th June 2022.

Her contribution to ladies golf in Suffolk over many years was immense and truly multi-dimensional.  Not only was she a talented player, but she was also led the Suffolk Ladies as Captain in 1984 and 1985.   We were, indeed, very fortunate to have her as Suffolk President in 2002 and 2003.

A committed advocate for the wonderful game we all love she gave her time and energy tirelessly over the years in many guises – as a player, a key member of the Governing Body and a Scratch Score Assessor (working on Course Ratings for Suffolk) but latterly she will be most fondly remembered for her journalistic and organisational skills.

Her skilful mastery of the English language, the magnificent turn of phrase, her innate ability to describe moments of skill (or otherwise) so perfectly in a way which fired the readers’ imagination.  We could have been watching the game in person rather than reading about it – a rare talent indeed.   She also wrote regularly for the Suffolk and Norfolk Golfer magazine.

Julie played a pivotal role in the development of the SCLGA web-site that we have today.  She recognised the need to look back at what had transpired in previous years and was instrumental in ensuring that key materials/ articles were archived in an accessible way.

Over the years, there are so many people that have been privileged to share Julie’s generosity of spirit and her legacy will be the exceptional contribution she made to ladies’ golf in Suffolk.  In life, not many of us can say we made a difference – Julie Latimer-Jones did!

Carol Deslandes

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